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Work Experience Opportunities in Regions within Television November - February

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Welcome to Work Experience opportunities across the regions within Television. If you’re interested in Arts, Science & History, Documentaries & Specialist Features, Drama, Factual & Entertainment and getting some great practical experience on your CV, you’ve come to the right place.

The BBC is responsible for a large volume of TV including programmes such  See Hear & Look North

Role Responsibility

Every placement is different, but your Work Experience will give you a good all round overview of production. You could be helping with research, learning how a studio operates, working on outside broadcasts and in a live studio. You may get the chance to watch programmes go out on air and understand the processes for commissioning, producing, scheduling and broadcasting. 

During your online application, you will have the opportunity to choose your placement and tell us about the things you’re really interested in. 

Are you the right candidate?

What we’re looking for

We want people who are creative, keen to learn and are up for a challenge. In Television we work in teams where everyone has a role to play. We’re looking for people who are friendly and good communicators.

We work at a fast pace, so you’ll need to be enthusiastic and motivated to keep up.

We take our jobs seriously and we really enjoy what we do. If you’re passionate about Television and are prepared to work hard, ask lots of questions and contribute ideas, you’ll fit right in.

Background/Experience

You don’t need a media qualification to apply. You just need to be able to show us that you’re passionate about Television and have a genuine desire to find out what the industry has to offer.

Please use your Careers Hub profile and application questionnaire to tell us about any volunteer work you’ve done or projects you’ve been a part of. Remember to use the portfolio section to upload any examples of your work.

We have placements available in the following areas:

East Midlands Today, Nottingham (over 18))

A placement with BBC East Midlands Today is a great way to begin your broadcasting career. Your two weeks will be spent gaining a real understanding of news and current affairs across our four counties. Successful candidates will gain experience in journalism and story research, shadowing key members of the newsroom including reporters on location, studio directors and planners. You will be expected to arrive with story ideas and a desire to impress.

Look East, Cambridge (over 18)

Successful applicants may gain an insight into the work of a busy television newsroom and see the production process through from start to finish by attending the morning editorial meeting, following a reporter out filming, seeing the piece edited and watching the live transmission from the gallery.

Look East, Norwich (over 18)

Successful applicants may gain an insight into the work of a busy television newsroom and see the production process through from start to finish by attending the morning editorial meeting, following a reporter out filming, seeing the piece edited and watching the live transmission from the gallery

Look North, Leeds (over 18)

BBC Look North is the most watched regional news programme in Yorkshire. This is an ideal work experience placement for candidates with an interest in regional news. During your time at Look North, you will watch packages being produced from research through to production. You will work with the planning team and may help research stories. You will spend time in the gallery, watching the programme go out; and you will also get the chance to go out on the road with one of our reporters or video journalists.

South TV News - Technical (16 and over)

The placement will offer an opportunity to gain experience in the technical side of television production, News and Current Affairs. Experience may include camera work, sound, editing, road cameras and satellite work for outside broadcasting and the gallery.

Unscripted Development - Bristol (over 18)

Unscripted Bristol is offering a work experience opportunity for someone who would like to be involved in all aspects of the production process, including, casting, sourcing materials and assisting with setting up shoots.  If you have an interest in doing work experience on programmes such as Countryfile, Antiques Roadshow, DIY SOS, Flog It! or See Hear, please apply

 How to apply

Choose one of the options above and make a note of it. After you’ve created your profile, we’ll ask you which placement you want to apply for as part of your application questionnaire. Enter the option you’ve chosen.

What happens to my application after I submit it?

We’ll review your application and if we think you might be right for one of our placements, we’ll give you a call.

Please remember that we receive a lot of applications and we can’t offer a placement to everyone.

Package Description

Work Experience duration 3-10 days (dependent on the placement)

Location - Various

Opportunities available throughout November, December 2018 & January & February 2019

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